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Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
(December 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm)LastPoet Wrote: That is up for staff discussion. Like I said in the speedbump, any more bullshit would end up in the thread closed and unsavory measures. If it were for me its permaban to all of you, as it seems you are unable to keep the discussion civil.

I'm able to disagree civilly with most everyone here, and I think you would find support for that statement in the wider membership. I earnt my ban from that thread (it's for a week, for those who don't know). I think a permaban would be quite the overreaction, myself.

(December 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm)LastPoet Wrote: But then like I said before, we are discussing it. Perhaps my speedbump wasn't noticed by anyone involved.

I noticed, and dialed it back, until I saw no reciprocity. *shrugs* Not the most important thing to me, I'll take my lumps and move on.

RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
(December 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: I seriously must have missed something.

No, you didn't. Just search the internet for the same troll-y topic started in the thread in question and you find much the same discussions. Nothing new to see here. As I posted in the thread, it would be a shame if the troll-y topic polluted AF. I wonder if that's already happened.

-Teresa
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RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
(December 31, 2017 at 6:47 pm)Tres Leches Wrote:
(December 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: I seriously must have missed something.

No, you didn't. Just search the internet for the same troll-y topic started in the thread in question and you find much the same discussions. Nothing new to see here. As I posted in the thread, it would be a shame if the troll-y topic polluted AF. I wonder if that's already happened.

-Teresa

Don’t worry. It wasn’t because of the topic. It was the inability of the parties involved to get along that was the problem.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
We're all capable of getting our emotions and feelings tied up in trivial stuff and then doing or saying things we regret later. Unless someone enjoys seeing people they care about having a bad moment, I'd say there is nothing to look forward to in reading back over the posts leading up to the speed bump. I'd rather see all the people involved at their insightful and funny best so I'm glad (knock on wood) that it is over. Big thank you's to LP and Moros.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
(December 31, 2017 at 4:52 pm)LastPoet Wrote: If it were for me you, Shell, thump would be looking at a 2 week vacation.

lol

Is it just me or did practically nothing even happen?

No wonder you lot thought I was trolling if you think that was flaming lol.

I saw the warning on the thread and searched the whole thread looking for what the fuck people were even being warned for.

This place is getting silly. Maybe AF should get renamed to Safe Space City.

Since when was everyone so ludicrously hypersensitive?!

(December 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: I seriously must have missed something.

Like... the actual rulebreaking? I still haven't seen anything lol.

(December 31, 2017 at 6:31 pm)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: I don't. Our argument was making the thread a toothache to read for everyone else, and though I'd already decided to leave t be, I have to own the consequences of my actions. I amongst others was flinging insults and making posts that at times did nothing to advance the conversation. I certainly wasn't alone in that, but "she did it too" is no excuse.

I'm not smoking anything so what the hell is everyone ELSE smoking?! Lol.

I've seen you get pissed off with the Staff when they were perfectly justified and now when a gigantic big deal is made out of absolutely nothing you think it's equitable and fair? Lol.

Shit, if people can get banned from a thread for a couple of insults then I couldn't be more right about this turning into a Safe Space.

The Staff may as well make a No Insult Rule if they want to control their members this much. This is just getting silly.

(December 31, 2017 at 6:40 pm)SteelCurtain Wrote:
(December 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: I seriously must have missed something.

Lol so much this.

Yeah, like where the fuck are the posts that actually warranted a thread ban or is the handful of vague and petty shit really what this huge deal is being made out of?

Censoring people when they're not even breaking any AF rules is just getting silly.

I thought the prime directive was a good idea because it sounded awesome but I didn't realize it was going to be interpreted in such a way that next to nothing can get censored just because people say something unsavory. I thought thread bans were going to be used when people were actually out of line.

LP talking of a 2 week vacation.... WTF like next to nothing even happened lol.

(December 31, 2017 at 4:52 pm)LastPoet Wrote: Alas, this is not my site. I created the method we work.

You created what method...?

Are you the reason this place is going downhill? Lol.

Unbelievable.

(December 31, 2017 at 7:24 pm)Shell B Wrote:
(December 31, 2017 at 6:47 pm)Tres Leches Wrote: No, you didn't. Just search the internet for the same troll-y topic started in the thread in question and you find much the same discussions. Nothing new to see here. As I posted in the thread, it would be a shame if the troll-y topic polluted AF. I wonder if that's already happened.

-Teresa

Don’t worry. It wasn’t because of the topic. It was the inability of the parties involved to get along that was the problem.

I misread that as "panties".

Which would be more appropriate, IMO, as panties sure are getting twisted over next to nothing.

Like... the biggest deal is the fact this is being made into some huge deal. Enforcing thread bans on people when they barely do anything lol.

(December 31, 2017 at 7:47 pm)Whateverist Wrote: Unless someone enjoys seeing people they care about having a bad moment, I'd say there is nothing to look forward to in reading back over the posts leading up to the speed bump.

Seriously... what are people EVEN READING?! I still can't see anything worse than things like "dickhead" or "alt right supporter" said a couple of times (and the whole point is a couple of times doesn't count!) Stuff like that that dies down before it constitutes flaming still warrants a thread ban? Lol.


If sensitive topics are going to be shut down and threads like the 3000th clone of the generic "God doesn't exist" topic are going to remain that's super fucking boring and lame.

I thought AF was always anti-censorship and that's one of the primary reasons I always loved this place.

(December 31, 2017 at 7:47 pm)Whateverist Wrote: We're all capable of getting our emotions and feelings tied up in trivial stuff and then doing or saying things we regret later.  

Exactly. This kind of thing is normal... there's a big difference between a couple of insults during a heated discussion and actually having a flame war.

This is a huge, huge slippery slope.

The only solution to this rule besides scrapping it is to stop enforcing it so goddamn ridiculously. There's nothing wrong with the prime directive in itself, in fact on paper it sounds great. AF should be about discussion. If a thread goes completely off the rails then thread bannings do make a lot of sense. But to do it before that's even happened when things have just got slightly heated is going to make this place impossible to frequent. People aren't being babysat because they're acting like children people are being treated like they're not even supposed to even have any goddamn emotions.

It wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't made into one.

AF is getting insanely strict. I can't believe this shit it's pathetic.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
I think it is fair to say you're overreacting.
Slave to the Patriarchy no more
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
(December 31, 2017 at 9:06 pm)Moros Synackaon Wrote: I think it is fair to say you're overreacting.

I'm advocating NOT overreacting lol.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
Shell and Thump seem to actually agree with their bans. Tiz questioned why he wasn't banned so I presume he's probably fine with his too. Thena wasn't banned because she didn't actually do any flaming after the speed bump.

If you think this place is falling apart, you are free to leave.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
That might sort of happen but I don't think it would be sudden. I'd just lose interest in posting here in general.

Slack will always be great though.

I'm sure I'll still post every now and then (as I am now) even if just purely out of sheer force of habit. But I'm already posting less frequently than before, I think. And feeling like this place is turning into censorshipville will probably make all my posts just come out due to AF posting being like a ritual for me.

Slow fade rather than ghosting, I guess.

Certainly not impossible for me to suddenly disappear though. Although I'll always be around in Slack and on Skype.
RE: Peanut Gallery Commentary on the Staff Log of Bannings and such like.
Some people may wonder why I stopped posting here. I don't think I need to explain anymore.

Whoops, I messed up and posted.

Bye.
I don't believe you. Get over it.



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